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April 24, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
Valley College opened its doors, robotics laboratory and broadcasting studios Tuesday and today to some 600 high school seniors from around the Valley during senior days, designed to display the school's facilities and acclimate teens to the college atmosphere.
April 22, 2014 | By Barbara Demick
ANSAN, South Korea - For South Korea, a country that pulled itself out of abject poverty to become the world's 15th-largest economy, the most stinging accusation about last week's ferry sinking is that it looks like a Third-World disaster. While the captain escaped and the crew dithered and bickered with emergency officials, hundreds of passengers, most of them high school students, obediently remained in their cabins as the ferry rolled and slipped beneath the surface of the cold, gray sea. Mistake piled atop mistake turned a near-shore mishap into the nation's worst maritime disaster in decades.
May 31, 1998 | Mike Males, Mike Males, a doctoral candidate in social ecology at UC Irvine, is the author of "Framing Youth: Ten Myths about the New Generation," to be published in October
A worker in Inglewood sprays an office with a semiautomatic handgun, killing two. A former employee rakes the Caltrans yard in Orange with an assault rifle, killing four. A man in pastoral upper Ojai guns down two neighbors, the latter in front of her shrieking 3-year-old. A rifle-wielding father in suburban Simi Valley chases his wife and three children, shooting all to death. A Huntington Beach man slaughters five.
April 15, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Loyola High School in Los Angeles will showcase the work of young filmmakers from across the country via a student-run film festival, the first such event in the school's 149-year history, to be held May 17. Open to all U.S. high-school students, the Loyola Film Festival will feature three categories: narrative short, documentary short and action sports. Festival founder Adam Faze, a junior at Loyola, said in an email, "As the oldest high school in Southern California (and being in the entertainment capital of the world)
June 7, 1987 | DAVID SMOLLAR, Times Staff Writer
The 80 students who study work experience under career counselor Barney Davis at Point Loma High School consider his classes a godsend. The once-a-week course enables them to satisfy the school district's graduation requirements that all students take a sixth course each semester, while freeing them all other days to go to their part-time jobs early.
August 27, 2003 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
Like many honor students with dreams of going to an Ivy League university, Burton Liao has been taking a test preparation course to boost his scores on college entrance exams. But unlike his classmates in the summer program, Liao has plenty of time left to learn SAT vocabulary words and score-boosting strategies before the big test day arrives. He's only 13 years old.
Laughing as they killed, two youths clad in dark ski masks and long black coats fired handguns at will and blithely tossed pipe bombs into a crowd of their terrified classmates Tuesday inside a suburban high school southwest of Denver, littering halls with as many as 23 bodies and wounding at least 25 others.
A 17-year-old Dorsey High School baseball player died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head while aboard the team bus as it returned from a game Tuesday, police said. Wilford Wright, the team's starting shortstop, was playing Russian roulette in the back of the bus when his .22-caliber pistol went off, said the team's coach, former Dodger outfielder Derrel Thomas. But Los Angeles Police Department investigators said the shooting could have been a suicide.
Head bowed, eyes puffy, 15-year-old Charles Andrew Williams was formally charged with murder and attempted murder Wednesday, hours after shaken students began returning to the suburban high school that he allegedly turned into a bloody shooting gallery two days before. Dozens of Santana High School students appeared at the San Diego County Superior Court in El Cajon for Williams' arraignment.
October 19, 1988 | TAMARA JONES, Times Staff Writer
The moon, just out, hung over the Ozarks like a pale opal. Soon families would be saying grace over Sunday dinner; children would be clamoring to turn on the Christmas lights. It was time to go home. But in the darkening woods, four teen-agers lingered, enjoying the rush they always felt when they killed something. A kitten lay crumpled nearby. Sharing some unspoken secret, the boys exchanged furtive glances in the fading light. They were growing edgy.
April 13, 2014 | By Chris Megerian and Melanie Mason
ORLAND, Calif. -- Chad Arnold, 31, was painting his black dirt-track race car when he heard what sounded like an explosion. He called 911 and then headed toward the southbound lanes of Interstate 5, a couple hundred yards away. A former firefighter, he began helping first responders at the scene of Thursday's crash - a deadly collision between a FedEx freight truck and a charter bus filled with dozens of Los Angeles area high school students. Other neighbors also ran over to help, bringing water and blankets.
April 12, 2014 | By Kate Mather, Paige St. John and Ruben Vives
ORLAND, Calif. -- Two witnesses said Friday that a FedEx truck was on fire before it hit a tour bus filled with high school students in Northern California, killing 10. Bonnie and Joe Duran, whose car was hit by the big rig before it collided with the bus Thursday on Interstate 5 in Orland, told several TV stations that they saw flames coming from the truck as it crossed the center median. “I was heading along the outside lane. And I looked over and saw the FedEx truck coming right for me and it was on fire already,” Bonnie Duran told KCBS radio.
April 12, 2014 | By Victoria Kim
Family members have received confirmation that two seniors from Animo Inglewood Charter High School were among those killed in Thursday's fiery bus crash in Northern California, according to a sister of one of the students. Ismael Jimenez and Denise Gomez, both 18, had been unaccounted for since the collision between a FedEx truck and a tour bus filled with high school students bound for Humboldt State University. The crash killed 10, including five students, but authorities said identifying some of the deceased would take some time because their bodies were badly burned.
April 11, 2014 | By Larry Gordon and Kate Mather
For many of the students on the chartered bus that collided with a FedEx freight truck Thursday, the rare all-expenses-paid trip was the first time anyone in their family had been courted by a college. The students were part of a 20-year-old program called Preview Plus that seeks to enroll low-income students and those who are the first in their families to attend college. Many of them are Latino and African American, although the state ban on affirmative action forbids public universities from using race or ethnicity to specifically target students for enrollment.
April 10, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Matt Stevens and Stephen Ceasar
At least nine people died Thursday after a bus carrying Los Angeles-area high school students planning to tour Humboldt State was struck head-on by a FedEx truck on Interstate 5 in Northern California, causing a fire that badly burned both vehicles. For unknown reasons, the truck crossed over the landscaped center median and crashed into the tour bus, which was traveling north on I-5 near the town of Orland in Glenn County, according to the California Highway Patrol. The drivers of the bus and truck were killed, officials said.
April 6, 2014 | By Theshia Naidoo and Lynne Lyman
Jesse Snodgrass had recently transferred to Chaparral High School in Temecula and was feeling out of place and alone in 2012 when a boy named Dan, another newcomer, befriended him. Jesse, a 17-year-old autistic student, wasn't good at making friends and he was pleased by the overture. But there was something he didn't know about Dan: He was an undercover narcotics officer attending class at Chaparral hoping to bust student drug dealers. Dan quickly began exerting pressure on Jesse to sneak a pill from his parent's medicine cabinet or buy him some marijuana.
April 24, 1997 | KIMBERLY BROWER
Pots were boiling, pastries were baking and bodies were moving Wednesday as students at Aliso Niguel High School prepared a special luncheon to announce the start of an internship program to teach students the restaurant business. Students spend 15 hours a week working at local restaurants as part of their Culinary Arts Department curriculum. They also may receive community college credit.
September 6, 2011 | By Lisa Black, Chicago Tribune
Congressman Joe Walsh fielded some tough questions Tuesday morning from a high school government class in Mundelein, Ill. with students asking why he plans to boycott a jobs speech by President Barack Obama and how he's handling his ex-wife's lawsuit alleging he owes child support. The Tea Party -backed freshman from McHenry, Ill. told students in the advanced placement class that he plans to read the president's speech, scheduled Thursday night, but not attend the joint session of Congress.
March 7, 2014 | By Emily Foxhall
A Costa Mesa man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he sold pot brownies to Newport Harbor High School students, sickening them. Isaac Adam Greer, 33, a self-described gang member, appeared in Orange County Superior Court on two felony counts of selling marijuana to a minor and a third felony count of possessing marijuana for sale, the Daily Pilot reported . Costa Mesa police arrested Greer on Tuesday, but the case stretches back...
March 5, 2014 | By Tony Barboza, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Police quashed a demonstration Wednesday at Inglewood High School after hundreds of students attempted to walk out of their classrooms in protest of school administrators, authorities said. Dozens of officers responded to a disturbance call from the school at 231 S. Grevillea Ave. about 1 p.m., Inglewood Police Lt. Jacqueline Layne said. KCAL-TV Channel 9 reported the students were upset over a news report that the financially troubled Inglewood Unified School District recently sent principals and administrators to a retreat at a luxury hotel in La Jolla at a cost of more than $38,000.
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